As a young and growing city, Atlanta is often viewed as a highly desirable location for psychologists. In addition to the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta is the location for one other medical school and seven colleges or universities, including three graduate training programs in clinical psychology. Atlanta is also the site of five APA-accredited predoctoral internships in psychology. The state of Georgia itself has four academic health sciences centers.
The Atlanta area also has a number of attractions outside of the professional realm. With a population of approximately six million, the city has numerous opportunities for in town entertainment: theater, symphony, ballet, professional basketball, football, and baseball, and ACC basketball. There also is easy access to outdoor recreation: Lake Lanier (45 minutes North), Lake Allatoona (60 minutes North) and the North Georgia mountains that include the southern end of the Appalachian Trail (80 minutes North). Coastal beaches (Atlantic and Gulf) are within 4 to 6 hours driving time.
Finally, the four seasons are well represented. Winter temperatures are relatively mild, though sometimes dip below freezing during January and February. Summers are generally hot (80-90's). Spring and fall are colorful and generally pleasant with a mixture of sunny and cloudy days. More information about Atlanta is available through the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (www.metroatlantachamber.com) or through Access Atlanta and the Atlanta Journal/Constitution (www.accessatlanta.com or www.ajc.com).